Lompoc Hospital selects Optio's Electronic Health Record (EHR), document archive and imaging solutions

Alpharetta 12 December 2006Lompoc Hospital, a 60-bed, rural California facility has selected Optio's subscription-based, Electronic Health Record (EHR), document archive and imaging solutions to improve the quality of patient care by accelerating the timely exchange of health care information.

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"With Optio's multi-level EHR solution, everything that happens during a patient's visit will be recorded electronically", stated Jim White, Lompoc Hospital's Chief Information Officer. Lompoc expects Optio's solution to deliver increased efficiencies without delay. "If we can get the patient's information to the doctor quickly, we're providing better health care", he stated. "Before Optio, if a physician wanted to look at a patient's chart, it would be a cumbersome process. He or she wouldn't expect to see that chart right away, because it had to be resurrected from the archives", stated Jim White. "The ability for the doctor to access the patient's file in an easy-to-read format will definitely enhance the ability to treat the patient quickly."

Lompoc's CIO cited ease-of-use and subscription-model pricing as the main reason for his decision to go with Optio. "We are a small, rural hospital - we can't always go out and purchase the expensive systems because we can't afford it. We really liked Optio because their health care technology was developed with the small hospital in mind", stated Jim White.

Optio's first touch with the patient's health care record will start with electronically capturing the patient's signature on registration forms. Once the patient has been treated, they intend to immediately move any paper-based data from their HIS system to Optio's EHR. Lompoc will then fill in any paper exceptions to the patient's electronic chart by scanning documents with Optio's Imaging Solution, which provides intelligent data capture of all types of health care information.

"From the very first encounter with the patient, we want to capture everything electronically. As soon as a patient leaves the hospital, we'll move their paper-related data off of the HIS system and onto Optio's EHR", Jim White explained.

"We're delighted to be chosen by Lompoc as their EHR solution provider", stated Mike McGuire, Optio's senior vice president and general manager of healthcare sales and service. "This partnership is further proof of Optio's ability to provide small hospitals with the technology needed to deliver quality care."

Optio Software with 25 years of experience and more than 5000 clients, worldwide, provides software solutions dedicated to helping customers achieve unprecedented speed, accuracy, functionality and quality in their inbound and outbound document processes, while extending the value of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Hospital Information Systems (HIS) applications.

More than 5000 organisations rely on Optio Software for innovative business process improvement solutions that allow them to reduce transactional activities and focus on core responsibilities. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Optio Software maintains European, Middle Eastern and African headquarters in Paris, France and sales offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

More than 700 health care organisations use Optio's affordable Electronic Health Record (EHR), forms automation and clinical document management solutions to capture, format, scan, view, sign, archive and deliver real-time access to patient information at the point of need. More company news is available in the VMW December 2006 article Optio's Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution provides Smith Northview's physicians with remote access to lab results.


Leslie Versweyveld

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